Police say gunmen open fire on senior journalist in eastern Pakistan, killing his driver – AP

Published March 29, 2014 Associated Press

FOX NEWS

Police say gunmen on a motorcycle have opened fire on a car carrying a senior journalist in eastern Pakistan, killing his driver before escaping.

Senior police officer Chaudhry Mohammed Shafiq said Saturday that journalist Raza Rumi escaped unhurt in the overnight attack in the eastern city of Lahore.

He says the attack on Rumi, an anchorman at Express News, came as he was leaving the private TV channel’s offices.

No one has claimed responsibility, but such threats and attacks against journalists are common in Pakistan, blamed on Islamic militants and armed ethnic factions. Rumi has been critical of Pakistani militant organizations.

The latest attack came days after the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists urged the government to take steps for ensuring journalists’ safety.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/03/29/police-say-gunmen-open-fire-on-senior-journalist-in-eastern-pakistan-killing/

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